By Ismail Auwal
The Nigerian government has extradited a wire fraud suspect in connection with an alleged case of wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering of $148,000.
The suspect was identified as Adedunmola Gbadegesin who had been declared wanted by the US government.
Wire fraud offences are punishable by up to 20 years in prison under Title 18, US Code, Section 1349 and 1956 (h).
His extradition was coordinated by the EFCC following a request from the office of the Attorney General of the Federation.
The request is in response to an order issued on February 11, 2022 by Justice D.E Osiagor of the Federal High Court in Lagos in Suit No. FHC/L/CS/765/21, which granted a request for extradition of the suspect to the United States to face criminal charges related to romance scams, wire fraud, and money laundering.
Gbadegesin, who was arrested on September 2, 2021, is accused of defrauding an America lady in Kentucky, United States, of more than $148,000.